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Social Responsibility

Water is an indispensable resource for almost all human activities, health and recreation. Unfortunately, only 20% of wastewater is treated before it is released into aquatic ecosystems, directly damaging these environments and human health, and affecting the poorest members of society most severely.

Here at Hacking Ecology, our mission is to provide universal and equitable access to water monitoring systems, not just an elite few. Our commitment to developing a high performance yet affordable product promotes greater adoption and geographical coverage of more intensive and integrated monitoring from a local to an international scale, bringing us one step closer to water equality for all.

1.Reinvestment

30% of our profits are reinvested into innovation in our business, and 20% in monitoring activities in high risk areas where environmental disasters have occured.  Responsible reinvestment means we can continue to grow and get closer to achieving our goal of universal and equitable access to safe drinking water for all.

2.Training in schools and centres

To ensure reliable water data coverage, it’s essential that users receive appropriate training. This is where our information sessions and educational workshops come in. Whether students, citizen scientists, researchers or activists, Hacking Ecology provides high quality and extensive training to teach users how to correctly calibrate sensors, perform the monitoring process and use water monitoring tools. We also provide more general workshops about the vital role and chemical characteristics of water, best practises in environmental monitoring and the importance of frequent monitoring. Only with a commitment to education and regular training can we empower citizens to become protagonists in water quality monitoring and control.

3.ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT

By improving access to quality monitoring systems and increasing the quality and quantity of publically available water data, Hacking Ecology aims to facilitate the adoption of water monitoring systems in human activities in order to reduce their environmental impact, increase awareness of global water conditions and trigger the introduction of new policies and laws which promote improvements in both human and aquatic health. Access to high-tech tools also enables research centers and universities to carry out monitoring for an early detection of water alteration and the eutrophication process in action, helping us to safeguard our fragile aquatic systems.

4.Collaborations

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